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    (Original post by fredbol)
    i have been told by people who have worked in london that an economics degree from ucl/lse makes you even more employable than the equivalent degree from oxbridge, is there any truth in this?
    LSE is on par with Oxbridge for employability (in the City at least)...UCL is a bit further back. Though, most people with a suitable degree from any of these four shouldn't find it impossible to find a job in London.
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    (Original post by fredbol)
    i have been told by people who have worked in london that an economics degree from ucl/lse makes you even more employable than the equivalent degree from oxbridge, is there any truth in this?
    I agree with the person above, in the university tables, for employability, LSE is pretty much at the top
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    (Original post by fredbol)
    i have been told by people who have worked in london that an economics degree from ucl/lse makes you even more employable than the equivalent degree from oxbridge, is there any truth in this?
    I agree that internationally, Oxbridge is likely to be better known but what it really comes down to is the level of achievement in your degree. A 1st from Oxbridge will be much more useful than anywhere else because students who take the degree are thought to learn upto a Masters level, i.e after a certain period of time from graduation you can pay money to change your Bachelors degree to a masters, I believe. However a student who achieves a 2.1 from Oxbridge will be less employable than someone who has achieved a 1st from LSE or UCL. Generally, it is considered easier to achieve a 1st from UCL or LSE (though still very difficult) and it must be noted that a 1st is by no means the norm, therefore its worth considering where you think you can achieve most highly in contrast to other students. Its hard to judge whether studying in London will benefit you getting a job in London (it seems this suggestion is due to practicality and convenience for employers) even though city firms actually travel to Oxbridge and sign up students directly on careers days.
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    (Original post by Mdawg)
    Were you in the TSA that got delayed like 10 minutes, and the supervisor guy had left his Facebook on all the computers?
    no... nothing went wrong in mine, unless you count my complete failure (but i'm sort of resigned to being rejected because everyone has much better predictions and stuff than me)
    but good luck!!
    i think we find out on the 6th of january?
    :eek:
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    (Original post by frodalod)
    Did you happen to have yours in the morning, around 11:30?
    why yes i did
    were you there
    this is quite weird
    were you there too??
    you haven't heard anything have you?
    good luck!! :eek:
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    (Original post by plinguu)
    why yes i did
    were you there
    this is quite weird
    were you there too??
    you haven't heard anything have you?
    good luck!! :eek:
    Yes where were u sitting, i was just by the entrance door, second computer along haha Found the thing on Rostow quite hard to follow tbh, i thought it went awefully all in all. No i've heard we find out on the 5th so.....good luck also.
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    okay can someone please be honest and blunt with me, I have applied for economics and statistics at UCL I havent heard anything from UCL!
    My GCSE grades are 5A*'s and 5A's
    My As level grades are 3A's and a B
    and My A2 predictions are 2A* and an A

    Do you think I have been rejected?
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    (Original post by urghhh)
    what are your grades like mate?
    9A*s 3As
    AS: 3A's and a C
    Predicted 3A*s

    Good luck, im sure you'll hear
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    (Original post by frodalod)
    Yes where were u sitting, i was just by the entrance door, second computer along haha Found the thing on Rostow quite hard to follow tbh, i thought it went awefully all in all. No i've heard we find out on the 5th so.....good luck also.
    are you freddie??
    i was right by the door
    i'm ali
    if you are who i think, i'm the girl who you were following for interviews
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    (Original post by plinguu)
    are you freddie??
    i was right by the door
    i'm ali
    if you are who i think, i'm the girl who you were following for interviews
    Did you have your maths interview about 10.45? I think you may have been following me if so.

    Also this thread has gone so far OT
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    (Original post by Mdawg)
    Did you have your maths interview about 10.45? I think you may have been following me if so.

    Also this thread has gone so far OT
    no
    i had the tsa at 11.30 (with someone else called frodalod who applied to jesus for economics as well)
    then lunch
    then was late to reading the pack about development (did you get the same one?)
    non maths interview at 2.20
    then 3.00 maths interview i think
    it was a bit of a trauma tbh
    and the thread is a bit off topic
    oh well
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    (Original post by Jonathan53)
    okay can someone please be honest and blunt with me, I have applied for economics and statistics at UCL I havent heard anything from UCL!
    My GCSE grades are 5A*'s and 5A's
    My As level grades are 3A's and a B
    and My A2 predictions are 2A* and an A

    Do you think I have been rejected?
    i don't think so
    a lot of people i know with amazing grades haven't heard anything, so the delay doesn't mean anything
    and your grades are really good! don't worry and good luck
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    Thanks very much. Good luck to you too!!!
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    (Original post by plinguu)
    are you freddie??
    i was right by the door
    i'm ali
    if you are who i think, i'm the girl who you were following for interviews
    yeh haha thats so weird, hows the offers going??? Do tell me if you get in or not, apparantly we hear on the 5th x
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    Course: Economics
    University: City
    Offer: AAB

    Happy days.
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    has anyone got an offer/ rejection from UCL for economics with eastern european studies?
    / has anyone applied for it and get the email saying they'll get back to you in january?
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    (Original post by teshnit)
    Kinda obvious problem you threw yourself into, maths and further maths both show mathematical skills, so really massive overlap, and then business and economics overlap, so if you generalise you've done 2 subjects :\ But good luck with warwick!! was it L100 Birmingham rejection or a economics variant?
    Maths and Further Maths do not overlap in the same way Economics and Business Studies might, and they are certainly not considered as one subject.
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    (Original post by Chelle-belle)
    Maths and Further Maths do not overlap in the same way Economics and Business Studies might, and they are certainly not considered as one subject.
    how do you know, have you got a contact within every university's admissions department? the speaker at oxford's E&M open day clearly stated they strongly prefer candidates to have, and i quote, taken something like maths and chemistry over taking maths and further maths.
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    (Original post by Chelle-belle)
    Maths and Further Maths do not overlap in the same way Economics and Business Studies might, and they are certainly not considered as one subject.
    I said said they are one subject, however i did say or at least attempted to say was FM and Maths overlap in showing mathematical ability, its definitely an extension, and shows you got a strongER maths ability, but some universities like to see a balance of ability.
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    (Original post by pow!)
    how do you know, have you got a contact within every university's admissions department? the speaker at oxford's E&M open day clearly stated they strongly prefer candidates to have, and i quote, taken something like maths and chemistry over taking maths and further maths.
    To be fair, however, places like LSE and most Cambridge colleges would prefer Further Maths over Chemistry any day. Whereas, it is universally accepted Business Studies and Economics is not a good combination to have for most, if not all, Unis.
 
 
 
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